Friday Smiles

Happy Friday! I think this week went by pretty fast, it helped with the “holiday” yesterday! But, I am super excited that it’s the weekend. Laura is coming to visit! Planning to make an ice cream cake and do lots of Body Pump together <—those two things go together, right? Winking smile 

Check out this cute Valentine that Luke “made” for us at daycare. Love!


And because it is Friday, here are a few more things that have made me smile lately!

My 31 bag

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My friend, Jodi, had a 31 party before Christmas. I went because I wanted to check it out, but mainly because Jodi knows how to throw a good party complete with awesome food (And Sarah and Nicole were going to be there too!). 😉 But oh my goodness – they have so many awesome bags. I ended up spending over $100! By far my most favorite bag is this one – the large utility tote. It is the best bag ever! It is as large as a laundry basket and has handles that are long enough to go over your shoulder.

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I use it when I go to the grocery store, Sam’s Club, or even to my parent’s house for the weekend. It fit (almost) all of our Christmas presents too! 029 (2)

Colored pens


I love different colored pens – they just make writing things in my planner so much more exciting! It’s the little things, right? 😉


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This is such a great appliance. I am super excited to be participating in the crockpot challenge, so I actually use it more. I think I forget about it way too much!

Meal planning

I just started doing this recently, but it has made such a huge difference. No more stress on the way home from work trying to figure out what is for dinner, less eating out because we have a plan, and more leftovers because I am making dinner more frequently. I actually did a meal plan for all of January because we were trying to eat out less and I knew if we had a plan and meals that we were looking forward to at home, we would be a lot more successful! Of course, we had some changes along the way. . but overall it went really well. I did it again for February and so far so good! Nachos for dinner tonight and honey sesame chicken (in the crockpot!) tomorrow night.  

And these 2 smiling faces!


What are some things that have made you smile recently? Any plans for the weekend?


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10 Responses to Friday Smiles

  1. Your 31 Bag looks awesome! I am a huge fan of totes. I think I have 15 large ones in my closet… oops! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
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  2. Jodi

    I’m so glad you are enjoying your Thirty One stuff! I am completely addicted and I may or may not have acquired several more Thirty One products since my party… Have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love Luke’s valentine! And yes, those pens are awesome, it is definitely the little things in life 🙂
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  4. What a cute card from Luke! Love using the crock pot in the winter, so easy and makes the house smell great!

    • KT

      That is the only downside to using the crockpot – you have to smell dinner all day long and wait until dinnertime to actually eat it! LOL.

  5. I need to both meal plan & use the crock pot more…not that I actually do the cooking in our household, but if I don’t plan it (and buy it), it just doesn’t happen! It would make it easier on the hubs too!
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